Politics as usual

One of the great myths of the modern workplace is that individual workers can avoid dabbling in workplace politics if they simply stick to doing their work as best as they can. This article examines how project managers can successfully practice savvy workplace politics and how they can use this ability to their advantage, both in realizing projects and in advancing their career. It explains the particularity of political dynamics in relation to the workplace environment and organizational culture; it discusses an approach for limiting the negative impact of project politics, one that eliminates power gaps and competitive pressures between team members and with stakeholders, one that helps project managers understand the rationale behind a project's purpose, constraints, and resource allocations. It then describes the benefits and the process of networking with organizational leaders and the advantages and the purpose of hiring a coach to help project managers learn how to master the politics of managing proj
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